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Crime Report - Jan. 2, 2018

Elgin man injured in Dec. 19 motorcycle accident

Posted: January 2, 2018 10:20 a.m.
Updated: January 2, 2018 1:00 a.m.

Elgin Police Department (EPD)

A 28-year-old Elgin man was seriously injured after he lost control of the motorcycle he was riding on Highway Church Road near Elgin on Dec. 19.

According to an EPD report, a witness reported seeing the man riding a yellow 2005 Suzuki GSX-R600 sport bike at a high rate of speed. The bike went into a high speed wobble, the operator lost control and crashed at Highway Church Road and Jeffers Circle, sliding 60-100 feet before coming to a stop. The rider was not wearing a helmet; he was airlifted to Palmetto Richland Hospital.

Other incidents reported:

An Elgin man reported that someone struck his vehicle, a Mercedes E350, while it was parked in front of his house on Oakland Drive in Elgin, sometime during the evening or early morning hours of Dec. 19-20. He said he noticed damage to the vehicle the morning of Dec. 20 as he was preparing to take his child to daycare.

A 19 year old Elgin man reported that he was assaulted by several people while he was hanging out on the playground area of a local school. He said several young males invited him to the rear of the property to smoke marijuana; while they were thus engaged, someone asked to borrow his cell phone, then someone else punched him in the head, then the group jumped him and proceeded to beat him and kick him before going through his pockets and leaving the area. The complainant said he went home and eventually told his parents about the incident. The case is under investigation.

An officer on patrol noticed a vehicle pass him with no tag light at a high rate of speed. The officer stopped the vehicle and spoke to the driver. The officer said he noticed the smell of marijuana and asked the driver about it; the driver told the officer he had two baggies of marijuana under his car seat. A second officer arrived on the scene; the two searched the vehicle and found one baggy but could not find a second. The driver was issued a summons for possession of  drug paraphernalia.

Elgin officers also handled at least one incident of passing on the right and no driver’s license; a burglary; speeding/no license/no proof of insurance; possession of marijuana/possession of drug paraphernalia; and an agency assist.

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 Camden Police Department (CPD)

No reports were received by the C-I from the CPD as of press time.

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Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO)

County deputies reported handling two incidents of public disorderly conduct; one possession of 28 grams or less marijuana; one false information to police and driving under suspension, one breaking and entering an auto; and two domestic violence incidents.

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